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BIO 235 - Biological Illustration


Prerequisites: None
This course will help students improve their skills in the scientific, artistic and technical aspects of “seeing” biological subjects and creating realistic illustrations that convey scientific information about them (i.e., the drawing as data) in accurate and visually appealing ways. Pencil, ink and color media will be used with a range of subject matter to practice line drawings, shading, stipple and other aspects of rendering. The course begins with a series of basic exercises to help students improve their critical observation, visual interpretation and drawing skills. Subsequently, a series of projects will help students refine their skills for finishing illustrations in forms suitable for exhibition and publication. A final project will allow students an opportunity to explore creative and expressionistic dimensions of biological illustration. Throughout the course, critique sessions will allow students to discuss and evaluate each others’ work.

3 credits
Alternate Spring



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